2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC195
Submitter : Mr. Daniel Cooper Date & Time: 12/19/2005 12:12:21
Organization : Mr. Daniel Cooper
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
The proposal to amend the BSE feed ban is unnecessary. The fire walls in place are doing the job. Food Safety and Feed Safety are important to the livestock industry. The proposal will put an end to off the farm rendering service. Rendering companies are not prepared to remove brain and spinal cords from cattle of any age, not inspected for human consumption. The additional investment in equipment and labor is not economically feasible. The problems of no or high price rendering service will create problems for the producers, the environment, and the DNR.